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Space shuttle Endeavour fueled and ready for evening launch with teacher-astronaut aboard

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With good weather forecast for launch time, NASA fueled space shuttle Endeavour in preparation for a Wednesday evening liftoff and the climax of a two-decade wait for teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan.

August 23, 2007 | By RASHA MADKOUR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush to propose tens of millions of dollars in anti-drug aid for Mexico, congressman says

WASHINGTON - President Bush will propose tens of millions of dollars in assistance to Mexico to fight drug trafficking and violence that has ravaged the country and threatens to spill over into the U.S., a Texas congressman said Wednesday.

August 23, 2007 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Nation


African fossils paint messy picture of human evolution; who was our ancestor’s ancestor?

WASHINGTON - Surprising fossils dug up in Africa are creating messy kinks in the iconic straight line of human evolution with its knuckle-dragging ape and briefcase-carrying man.

August 23, 2007 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


Critics say India failed to prepare for monsoon floods that killed 1,200, displaced millions

NEW DELHI - Each year, the monsoon clouds roll across South Asia and killer floods follow.

August 23, 2007 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


Britain eases ban on livestock movement for farmers outside foot-and-mouth zone

LONDON - Britain said Wednesday it was easing a nationwide ban on moving livestock that was imposed after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in southern England, adding there was a low risk of the disease spreading outside the immediate area.

August 23, 2007 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - August 9

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

August 23, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


100 Georgia students tested for TB

KENNESAW - About 100 high school students have been tested for tuberculosis after officials found out a student tested positive for the disease.

August 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro briefs

Missing woman found safe and unharmed in Florida

August 22, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Britain asks U.S. to release 5 men from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay

LONDON - Britain called Tuesday for the Bush administration to release five British residents held at Guantanamo Bay - a policy reversal that suggests new Prime Minister Gordon Brown is pursuing a tougher line with the U.S. than his predecessor.

August 22, 2007 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - August 8

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

August 22, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Falcons’ Norwood has a chance to be more than a backup

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Ovie Mughelli earned a reputation as one of the NFL's top blocking fullbacks when he cleared running room for Jamal Lewis in Baltimore the last four seasons.

August 22, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles release hoops schedule

A clash with the two-time defending national champions Florida Gators in Jacksonville, Fla. highlights the 2007-08 Georgia Southern men's basketball schedule released this week.

August 22, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Sweltering central states brace for triple-digit heat

ST. LOUIS - Hot, humid air is blanketing wide areas of the nation this week, and Missouri health experts have been urging people to stay in air-conditioned buildings and take it easy.

August 22, 2007 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Atlanta closes the gap on the Mets

NEW YORK - The way the Atlanta Braves ganged up on Oliver Perez in the first three innings Tuesday night, it seemed they had finally solved the New York Mets left-hander, who had beaten them three times this season.

"Nah," said Atlanta manager Bobby Cox.

August 22, 2007 | By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 8/8

DEAR DR. GOTT: I live where mesquite are plentiful, and thorns are not unusual in legs, feet or tires. For about 10 days, I thought I had a thorn in my foot just behind the little toe on the left foot, but I couldn't see it. Finally, I had my wife look and describe it for me, and she believed it to be, instead, a plantar wart. I had some experience removing them as a Navy corpsman, 40 years ago, using a device to burn them out. I didn't want to take that drastic step yet, and then ...

August 22, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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